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British Hang Gliding & Paragliding Association

British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association

Incident Reports - Informal Investigations

Incident reports are available in summary form for the following wing types:

Incident reports for all wing types are displayed below in summary form.

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Date Pilot Location Wing Type Summary Injury
12.07.2016 Male

Age:
52

Rating:
CP
Tailbridge, Cumbria
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
25-30 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mojo 3

Launch Type:
Foot
A pilot flying on a site he had flown on numerous previous occasions encountered unexpected sinking air when making a top landing in a north westerly wind, and impacted the ground hard, causing injury.

Seriously Injured
10.07.2016 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
CP
Chabre
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Swift 4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot left the turn into wind late and landed approx 8m from a main road and parallel to it. Pilot suffered asymmetric collapse on finals. Turbulence from passing traffic could have been a contributing factor.

Seriously Injured
06.07.2016 Male

Age:
44

Rating:
Pilot
Frocester
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
0-5 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Mantra M4

Launch Type:
Foot
The pilot was flying in light thermic conditions and encountered sinking air over an area of trees. The pilot collided with a tree and escaped unhurt as he was restrained from hitting the ground by the wing coming to rest in the tree.

Unhurt
03.07.2016 Male

Age:
54

Rating:
Pilot
Fort st Vincent (landing field)
France

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Moderate Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz Z4

Launch Type:
Foot
Glider spun and dumped pilot on his back as he attempted to land in a small clearing in forest in thermic conditions.

Seriously Injured:
Lumbar Spine

03.07.2016 Male

Age:
64

Rating:
CP
Grand Bornand
France

Wind Strength:
15-20 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Paraglider

Wing:
Skywalk
Tequila 2

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot underestimated strength of valley wind and left turn in to final approach too late. Pilot collided with house roof.

Pilot
Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

Passenger
:
Feet, Legs

30.06.2016 Female

Age:
66

Rating:
CP
Mont Chouve
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot had asymmetric collapse on inflating glider. Pilot was then pulled sideways before tripping and landing on a rock.

Seriously Injured:
Thorax

30.06.2016 Female

Age:
65

Rating:
CP
Mont Chouvé
France

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Not known

Launch Type:
Foot
An eyewitness reported the pilot experienced an asymmetric deflation during the take off run, in light thermic conditions. The pilot was seen to fall sideways onto a rock and sustained an injury.

Seriously Injured
27.06.2016 Male

Age:
45

Rating:
Pilot Power
Colleymore Farm
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
5-10 Km/h

Conditions:
Calm
Moderate Turbulence
Powered PG

Wing:
Dudek
Hadron XX

Engine:
Macfly
250

Launch Type:
Powered
Whilst making a powered paraglider flight in a competition, the pilot inadvertently stalled the wing when applying power during a low level pass, causing the pilot to impact on his back, sustaining damage to the power unit.

Unhurt
20.06.2016 Male

Age:
40

Rating:
Pilot
Merthyr Tydfil
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
20-25 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Not Turbulent
Speedflyer/Miniwing

Wing:
Swing
Savage

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot made poor approach and was forced to take avoiding action to miss obstacles, resulting in a downwind landing in bracken.

Seriously Injured:
Feet, Legs

18.06.2016 Male

Age:
42
Devils Dyke
United Kingdom

Wind Strength:
10-15 Km/h

Conditions:
Moderate
Light Turbulence
Paraglider

Wing:
Ozone
Buzz

Launch Type:
Foot
Pilot lost control of glider at low level and impacted heavily sustaining fatal injuries.

Fatal
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Last updated: 30 September 2021

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